• Building financially capable communities: our pathways to success


    Conference: November 28 - 30 2019

Building financially capable communities: our pathways to success

International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
November 28 - 30, 2019

The Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre in collaboration with Alliance of Financial Capability Academics (AFCA) will be holding its first international academic and practitioner conference in Auckland, New Zealand from 28-30 November 2019.

The theme for the conference is “Building financially capable communities: our pathways to success”

Conference aim


To bring together policy-makers, academics, corporate and community sectors and provide a platform for discussion and learning across research and practice in the field of financial capability.

The first two days (28 & 29 November) will focus on academic and research presentations with the third day (30 November) dedicated to innovations in policy and practice.

Who should attend

  • Academics and research students directly engaged in financial capability research and/or have interest in this area
  • Government agencies/officials and community leaders responsible for increasing financial capabilities in the community
  • Practitioners interested in sharing their practice and contributing to the discussions
  • Corporate and business leaders interested in the financial wellbeing of their staff and customers

Outcomes of conference

  1. Online publication of conference proceedings
  2. All presentations will be recorded and made available to wider audience through the Centre’s website.




Registration fee for the first part of the conference (first 2 days only)


Conference dinner


Registration fee for the practitioners’ day (3rd day)


Registration fee for all three days












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Abstracts for presentations


If you are interested in presenting your research at this conference, please submit a 1 page extended abstract (11 point font, single spaced)

The title and authors names and affiliations must be included on the abstract page itself (these details can be included as a footnote).

Deadline for extended abstract submissions: 15 August 2019.

Organisers will select papers for presentation at the conference based on extended abstracts and will notify authors of the outcome of the decision by 16 August 2019.

Themes considered for the conference are:

  • The culture of money
  • The role of the community in financial wellbeing
  • Building financial capabilities in the workplace
  • Understanding financial vulnerability
  • Financial resilience
  • Financial innovation and technology
  • Relationship between culture and wealth creation
  • Financial knowledge vs financial behaviour
  • Financial wellbeing in retirement
  • Teaching financial capability in schools – the best practice
  • Behavioural finance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Household finance and microfinance
  • Role of social media and big data analytics

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Auckland City

There are many accommodation options near the conference venue in the Auckland CBD.

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Transport and Travel


The conference venue Westpac on Takutai Square is located above the Britomart train station and is right next to bus stops that can transport you throughout the Auckland region.

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